Clare Bird Sightings

Sunday 4th November 2012

Sunday 4th November 2012

A first-winter drake Lesser Scaup with Tufted Ducks at Lough Gash © John N Murphy

A first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus this afternoon (John N Murphy et al). If accepted this is a first county record of this rare North American vagrant.
A Waxwing was seen briefly at Rinneville, Carrigaholt (Paul Troake).
The Forster’s Tern was off Doorus Pier near the Clare/Galway border (Gerry Butler & Colin Helliwell).
Also at Lough Gash were one drake Greater Scaup, 140 Tufted Ducks, 12 Gadwall, 70 Coot and 65 Little Grebe.

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